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Ghostly activity abounds at Fordham University. Sources say dozens of ghosts reside here, perhaps because it was built on the site of an old hospital. Among the eerie things reported here:

In the Administration Building, the phantom smell of cigar smoke has been noted in the halls.

At Collins Auditorium, a ghostly man has been seen walking the balconies above the stage, and whispers and cold spots also have been detected.

Some students residing at Finlay Hall have awoken screaming when they felt unseen hands clutching their throats.

At Hughes Hall, locked doors swing open and the apparition of a boy shows up in students’ rooms late at night.

At the Martyr’s Court dormitory, the ghost of a young blonde girl has been seen in the shower and the apparition of a man was spotted walking in the halls. Kids’ laughter was heard as well.

At O’Hare Hall, the ghost of a worker who was killed during the building’s construction is said to walk the halls and bang on the walls.

And Keating Hall has seen a lot of activity. In the basement, thought to be built over old morgue tunnels, a security guard saw doors close by themselves and chairs hurl themselves against a wall. On the first floor, which has a display of historical items, witnesses have reported cold spots, shadowy figures and a feeling of being watched. On the third floor, folks have been touched on their shoulder and have seen an apparition. And at the Keating Hall Auditorium, witnesses describe cold spots and a chair that fell down the stairs by itself.

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Fordham Rd
Bronx, NY 10458
United States

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40.8616045, -73.88575800000001
Bronx County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Borough of Bronx, NY (1.3 mi.)
Inwood, NY (2.2 mi.)
Eastchester, NY (3.3 mi.)
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Mount Vernon, NY (4.3 mi.)
Fort Lee, NJ (4.5 mi.)
Pelham Manor, NY (4.7 mi.)
Yonkers, NY (4.9 mi.)
Englewood, NJ (5.0 mi.)
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